Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer
Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests
THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck
cancer, U.S. researchers report.
They said the finding may explain why...
HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans
American Association for Cancer Research Hosts Press Conference on New Study
Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papil...
HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans
PHILADELPHIA A groundbreaking study in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Furthermore, African Americans had far less HPV in...
Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer
Researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer have found that head and neck
cancer patients who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, according to a new study in the journal Cancer...
New treatment combination proves safe for head and neck cancer patients
PITTSBURGH, May 30 Patients undergoing treatment for advanced head and neck
cancers may respond well to the addition of gefinitib to chemotherapy, according to a study sponsored by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and chaired by Ethan Argiris, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Universi...
Sexually Transmitted HPV Linked to Certain Head & Neck Cancers
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, New York, are strongly advocating a national discussion about the need to vaccinate both young men and women against HPV 16 to prevent head & neck
cancers. The call comes amid growi...
May 14, 2009: Biodesix Announces VeriStrat(R) Data in Head and Neck Cancer to be Presented at ASCO
Data support proteomic test as a predictor of overall survival benefit with EGFRI treatment
BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Data on VeriStrat, a blood-based, proteomic test currently used for patients with advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), will be presented by Chris...
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to study new radiation technology for head, neck cancer
PORTLAND, Ore. The Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute will evaluate whether the state-of-the-art image-guidance system called Calypso (Calypso Medical, Seattle, Wash.) is as effective in delivering highly precise radiation therapy to head and neck
cancer patients as it has...
Experimental drug shows promise against head and neck cancer
April 28, 2009 (BRONX, NY) A laboratory study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that an anti-cancer compound studied for treating blood cancers may also help in treating cancers of the head and neck. The work is reported in the April 28th online...
Survey shows Americans may be missing direct route to head and neck cancer care
Alexandria, VA Tens of thousands of Americans are diagnosed annually with head and neck
cancers, but many adults are unaware of doctors who specialize in treating these conditions, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Surgery (AAO-HNS), the associat...
Robotic Surgery Practical for Some Head, Neck Tumors
But more research needed to define advantages, limits of procedure, study suggests
MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Robot-assisted surgery may be useful for removal of certain head and neck
cancers, U.S. researchers say.
Their study included 36 patients with oral cavity, throat ...
Lori Hamilton, Wife of NASCAR Legend Bobby Hamilton, Urges Public to Attend Free Cancer Screenings During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW)
Free oral cancer screenings also being held at select NASCAR races this year
CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Lori Hamilton, wife of late NASCAR racing legend Bobby Hamilton, is urging Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2009 Oral, Head &...
High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors
This release is available in Spanish .
High-dosage perioperative brachytherapy (applied within the surgical process) obtains excellent results in the treatment of head and neck
tumours, at the same time as reducing the period of radiation. These are the conclusions of research undertaken ...
Catastrophic Head and Neck Injuries Among Focus for NFL Team Physicians and Clinical Staff at Fourth Annual Injuries in Football Conference
The Andrews Institute brings national attention to injuries in football as it hosts conference chaired by its medical director and renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
Gulf Breeze, FL (Vocus) March 27, 2009 -- The fourth annual Injuries in Football Conference host...
Suffering From Back and Neck Pain? Investing in Treatment Pays Off in the Long Run
Why delaying or forgoing treatment may worsen your condition
PLANO, Texas, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Layoffs, loss of insurance, and rising medical costs are forcing people to gamble with their health. According to a recent survey, 25 percent of respondents said they have skipped a doctor's ...
Exercise underutilized for chronic back and neck pain
Exercise is commonly used to improve physical function, decrease symptoms and minimize disability caused by chronic low back or neck
pain. Numerous randomized trials and clinical practice guidelines have supported this practice, and studies suggest that individually tailored, supervised exercise p...
Study shows rise in antibiotic resistant pediatric head and neck infections
Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant head and neck
infections is increasing.
There is growing concern in the medical community about an epidemic of community acquired antibiotic resistant infections.
Clinicians must be judicious in prescribing antibiotics.
ATLANTA A re...
Anesthesia Type Won't Influence Neck Artery Surgery Outcomes
Study may settle debate on safety of general vs. local delivery
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Outcomes for surgery to treat carotid (neck) artery blockages are the same for patients who have general or local anesthesia, according to a study by U.K. researchers.
Based on the...
Survival of head and neck cancer patients is greatly affected by coexisting ailments
Current estimates for head and neck
cancer survival are largely inaccurate because they widely disregard many of the most common diseases such patients have in addition to their primary cancer, says Jay Piccirillo, M.D., a head and neck
specialist at Washington University School of Medicine in St....
There's Still Time to Ensure Your Turkey Neck Doesn't Make an Appearance at Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to Innovative Tuliplift
Two-Hour Minimally Invasive Outpatient Procedure Takes 10 Years off Appearance with only a 10 Day Recovery Time - Results Last Up to 10 Years
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 7, 2008 -- Thanksgiving is less than a month away, but there is still time to make sure your tu...
HPV virus helps cervical and head and neck cancers resist treatment and grow and spread
The human papillomavirus (HPV) allows infected cervical and head and neck
cancer cells to maintain internal molecular conditions that make the cancers resistant to therapy and more likely to grow and spread, resulting in a poor prognosis for patients, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center ...
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AWAKENING(R) SKIN CARE Expands Line of 'HYDRATE & HEAL' Facial Skin
Care Products with First of Its Kind, 100% Vegan, Mineral Antioxidant
Anti-Aging Cream with Yerba Mate
CANYON, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Awakening Skin Care has
launched a revolutionary Dead Sea mineral-based antioxida...
News from Cancer: Disparities in head and neck cancer patients
A new analysis finds considerable disparities in survival related to race and socio-economic status among patients with head and neck
cancer. Published in the November 15, 2008 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that earlier diagnosis and...
Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders
Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea
WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Children with bigger necks are more likely to develop a sleep-related breathing disorder, says a University of Virginia study.
Researchers looked at 215 children, aged ...
Combining radiation and surgery significantly improves survival for head and neck cancer patients
Adding radiation therapy to surgery significantly improves overall survival in patients diagnosed with node-positive head and neck
cancer when compared to treating with surgery alone, according to a study in the June issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the off...
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Narcolepsy drug also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy
SUNDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Two of the more common and unpleasant side effects of treatment for head and neck
cancer patients may be relieved by the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture.
A new s...
Acupuncture reduces pain and dysfunction in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection
New data from a randomized, controlled trial found that acupuncture provided significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck
cancer patients after neck
dissection. The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief of the Head and Neck
Medical Oncology Service, and Barrie Ca...
Gene therapy increases survival for end-stage head and neck cancer
HOUSTON - A gene therapy invented at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is the first to succeed in a U.S. phase III clinical trial for cancer, as announced today at the American Society of Gene Therapy annual meeting in Boston.
Introgen Therapeutics, Inc., reported results of...
Medication may prevent depression in patients with head and neck cancer
Taking the antidepressant citalopram before beginning treatment for head and neck
cancer may help prevent depression during therapy, according to results of a pilot study published in the May issue of Archives of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck
Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
JAMA publication features study on depression and head and neck cancer
A University of Nebraska Medical Center-led pilot study that showed antidepressants can significantly reduce the risk of depression for head and neck
cancer patients is the focus of an article published today in the Archives of Otolaryngolgy -- one of the publications produced by the Journal of Am...
Hot Flashes Reduced by Neck Injection
Treatment could help breast cancer patients and menopausal women, study finds
THURSDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- An injection of a local anesthetic into the nerves of the neck
that regulate temperature could give breast cancer patients long-term relief from hot flashes and sleep depr...
Office initiative reduces headaches and neck and shoulder pain by more than 40 percent
Office staff who took part in an eight-month workplace initiative reported that headaches and neck
and shoulder pain fell by more than 40 per cent and their use of painkillers halved, according to research published in the May issue of Cephalalgia.
They also reported that pain levels were less...
Survival rates appear lower for scalp and neck melanoma than for other sites
Individuals with melanoma on their scalp or neck
appear less likely to survive for five or 10 years than those with melanoma at other sites, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Melanoma rates continue to increase while rates fo...
Melanomas on Scalp and Neck More Deadly
Survival rate was lower than with malignancies diagnosed on face, ears, study finds
MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- The most deadly melanoma skin cancers occur on the scalp and neck, says a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) study.
Researchers analyzed 51,704 mel...
Whole body MDCT just as 'good' as neck MDCT angiography in diagnosing head and neck injuries
Blunt cerebrovascular injuries can be diagnosed using whole body 16 multi-detector CT (MDCT); theres no need for an additional neck
MDCT angiography examination according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center...
Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes a Mixed Bag
Study finds quality of life suffers, but mental acuity may actually improve
TUESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- In the year after their first treatment, head-and-neck cancer patients experience decreases in their physical quality of life but improvements in their mental health qualit...
Researchers ID behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have teased out two distinct sets of risk factors for head and neck
cancers, suggesting that there are two completely different kinds of the disease.
In the Johns Hopkins study, head and neck
tumors caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), ...
New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries
Helmets, pads should be left on, then removed as a unit once patient is stabilized
MONDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- During on-field treatment of young athletes with suspected neck
injuries, both helmet and shoulder pads should be kept on for initial stabilization and transport, and...
Emergency on-field treatment for neck injuries in young sports athletes no different than adults
SAN FRANCISCO New guidelines for on-field treatment and emergency transport of young athletes with suspected neck
injuries should recommend keeping both helmet and shoulder pads on for initial stabilization and transport, followed by removal of both, once the patient is in a controlled setting, a...
Study Reveals Emergency On-Field Treatment for Neck Injuries in Young Collision Sports Athletes No Different Than Adults
New research shows 'all or nothing' policy in adult field guidelines also appropriate for 8-14 year olds
SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- New guidelines for on-field
treatment and emergency transport of young athletes with suspected neck
injuries should recommend keepi...